Collab Fest 2017 is in the books and proved to be a huge step forward for craft beer. With the plethora of changes and expansion of the festival, there was a lot to take in at the National Western Complex on March 5.
The first Denver House That Beer Built will be put on this year by a collaboration between 21 Denver breweries and Habitat for Humanity for Metro Denver.
After two years with Ska Brewing, Kurt Randall has been promoted to head brewer. Randall has been a part of the brewing industry in Colorado for 13 years. In those years, he worked for Flying Dog Brewery on the bottling line, as well as Breckenridge Brewery and Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.
Colorado’s beer and spirit conjurers are a perfect match to entice discerning tastebuds. Local breweries are turning to local distilleries for access to flavor-fueled barrels perfect for aging beer that develops a complex, bold flavor.
Colorado Craft Beer Week is upon us and there are many good reasons – in addition to the good weather – to get out and celebrate. Here are a few.
Eleven Colorado breweries will bring Denver Rye Fest 2017 to life on Saturday, March 18.
Photo: Chain Reaction Brewing
We are beginning to get a major look at some of the great brews that have been created for the Denver-based Collaboration Fest.
Well, officially winter is almost over, but we’re likely to see plenty more snow in the mountains. That means you still have time for a classic winter yurt trip.
Pictured: Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts - Photo: Tim Gormley Jr.
Each year Eric Salazar, New Belgium’s Wood Cellar manager, and Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s sour beer blender, work together to blend the foeders in order to create a special La Folie that is a winning interpretation of a Flanders-style sour brown ale
The town of Frisco has the perfect family friendly event for those who love craft beers, skiing and dressing up in costumes.
With momentum continuing to build, the 4th annual Collaboration Beer Fest will gift attendees with more than 75 unique brews this year.
A true lover of craft beer would have to plan more than 300 stops to visit all Colorado breweries this fall. Who wouldn’t want to jump aboard that train?
Some would argue that it’s no coincidence that the Super Bowl of the beer world – The Great American Beer Festival – is held in the state that is absolutely crazy for new tastes in crafted beverages.
RUNNING TRAILS AND
By Tiffany Lutke
If you ask Coloradans about their hobbies, chances are they might include enjoying the outdoors and drinking craft beer. For professional ultrarunner Gina Lucrezi, the two fit together like a sock and shoe. Among Lucrezi’s sponsors such as New Balance and Pro-Tec Athletics, is Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company. That’s right — a craft brewery sponsors an ultrarunner; it doesn’t get much more Colorado than that.
Lucrezi, 32, says the partnership is perfect in numerous ways. “Trail running fits hand in hand with craft beer. Craft, to me, is rugged, independent and out there on its own. It’s not made for the mass market and neither is trail running. Both are unique in their own way,” she says. “Craft brewers are constantly searching for new styles and techniques, while trail runners are looking for new vistas. It’s freedom for creativity.” Read more...